Religious School News: School Happenings

November/December 2018 – Cheshvan/Kislev/Tevet
Volume 5779

By Davina Kelly

Our Religious School is officially in session and off to a busy start. On Opening Day, we welcomed back our families and faculty and met some new ones. The morning was filled with learning what’s new with our school, visiting with friends, meeting new members, a little class time, and lots of food. A special thanks to the Faculty, Membership Committee, and Maintenance Committee for providing a delicious lunch.

In September, we learned about Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, with many of our students attending the children services at MCJC. Then we had fun celebrating Sukkot by making decorations for the Sukkah, shaking a Lulav and Etrog, and eating pizza. Next,
we celebrated Simchat Torah. Students were able to take a close look at our Torahs, hear readings from the beginning and end of the Torah, sing, and dance. We ended the month with many of our families participating in the McHenry County Crop Walk.

Students dance with the Torahs during Simchat Torah.

Hebrew learning is well under way as well. Grades 2-7 are using new materials this year with an online component. All students are enjoying practicing their Hebrew reading with some new games. Also, grades 4-7 are busy learning with Rabbi Tom during B’nai Mitzvah time.

We are looking forward to the rest of the year. There will be much more learning and fun to come.

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